UK Customer Experience Awards 2018

This week we were back to the magnificent backdrop of Wembley Stadium for the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018.

Wembley Stadium CX awards 2018 Customer Experience, Douglas Jackson

Now in it’s 9th year, the event was, once again, a jam packed day full day of judging, with over 30 categories and 130 or so judges.

The variety of businesses and brands at this event is what always makes for such an enjoyable day, companies from Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Insurance, Banking, Telco, Utilities, FMCG Outsourcing, Services and Technology going head to head, with business presentations from teams in start-up, early development to global plc size.

TeamDJ’s Michelle Ansell was chairing the judging for Best Employee Engagement – The Voice of the Employees.  Michelle was both surprised and honoured to be presented with an Outstanding Achievement for Judging Award from CEO of Awards International Neil Skehel.

Judges CX Award Best Employee Engagement The Voice of Employees

Bristan eventually took the Gold Award for this category, with EE taking silver and BT bronze.

Michelle said ‘In all the years I have been involved with the Customer Experience  awards, this was as close a category as I have had the pleasure to judge.  They were all worthy winning programmes, although I have to say, Giles and his team at Bristan blew not only myself, but many of my fellow judges away with their passion, energy and stripped bare presentation, very well done!’

The event was followed by an evening black tie awards dinner,  with charity partner Barnardos,  with special guests and a raffle prize to meet S Club 7!.

The OVERALL winner of the event was – Aspen Healthcare

Customer Experience Awards 2018 Overall Winners Aspen Healthcare

The GOLD Award winners are listed below: 

Best Business Change and Transformation – Customer Focus  – Solus Arc

Best Contact Centre – Small – Customer Satisfaction – Searchflow 

Best Contact Centre Small – Project – Cross Country Trains

Best Customer Centric Culture – Customer Focus – BT

Best Customers Centric Culture Customer Satisfaction – Solar Plants

Best Customer Centric Culture – Strategy/Project – 02

Best Customer Experience Training – Programme/Project – Edam Group

Best Customer Experience Training – Transformation for Success  – BT

Best Utilities – Business Stream

Best Customer at the Heart of Everything – Best Programme Aspen Healthcare

Best International Business – Thomson Reuters

Best Transport and Logistics – Cross Country UK

Best Customers at the Heart of Everything – Customer Satisfaction – XLN Business

Best Customer at the Heart of Everything – Project/Solution – Skipton Building Society

Best Customer at the Heart of everything – Strategy – Value Retail 

Best Customer at the Heart of Everything – Transformation –Homes in Sedgemoor

Best Financial Services – Insurance – Vitality UK

Best Contact Centre Large – EE

Best Financial Services – Banking And Investments – Skipton Building Society

Best Health and Wellbeing – Aspen Healthcare

Best Employee Programme – Programme or Transformation – Firstsource

CX Professional of the Year – Alison Lowrie from Akzo Nobel

CX Team of the Year – Strategy/Transformation – O2

Best Employee Engagement – The Voice of the Employees – Bristan Group

Best Engaging of the Customer Online – Perkbox

The Best New Improved Product or Service – Skipton Building Society 

The Best Technology and Telecoms – EE

The Best Use of Insight and Feedback – Best Solution or Programme – BT

The Best Use of Insight and Feedback – The Voice of the Customer – Affinity Water

CX Team of the Year – Customer Centricity – BT

CX Professional Woman of the year is Emma Donnelly

Transforming the Customer Experience – PaymentSense

Many congratulations to all the award winners! 

About Douglas Jackson Executive Search and Recruitment Consultants

Douglas Jackson are an Executive Search and Independent Recruitment Consultancy offering professional executive recruitment and managerial appointments on a permanent and fixed term contract basis. We work with customer and experience focussed organisations, who want to develop, or, improve their operation, sales, strategy, service, experience, or success. We recruit for Chief Customer Officer, Director, Head of Department, Manager and skilled strategists for; Customer Service, Customer Experience, Customer Contact, Resource Planning, Operations, Strategy, Insight, Analytics, Sales, Success, CRM, Data, Programmes, Transformation, Continuous Improvement, and Contact Centre. We work in partnership with our customers across the UK and internationally, many of whom are FTSE 100, blue-chip brands but also challenger, fintech and start-up organisations, to design, develop, deliver and manage your Customer strategy. Revolutionise your Recruitment and Retention of New Hires. Douglas Jackson Search takes the guesswork out of your hiring. Sourcing Exceptional Talent….Define your Customer Strategy. Lead your Operations. Design your Customer Experience. Direct your Digital and Customer Contact. Transform your functions. Develop your Customer Insight. Manage your Data/CRM, Deliver your Sales and Customer Success. Differentiate your business and brand.
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